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Hey there, I’m Jane

I help organizations design creative, innovative solutions to their biggest challenges.

I am a business and brand builder, expert facilitator and certified executive coach. I am also the creator of easy-to-use products that help leaders coach and develop their teams.

Current focus

Since 2021 I have held a leadership position at The Deloitte Greenhouse. My team and I design and facilitate growth, innovation, strategy, and team alignment sessions for C-Suite clients from Fortune List companies and national non-profits. These bespoke experiential sessions empower participants to move through complex challenges to find solutions and paths forward that would have otherwise been inaccessible.

Greenhouse Labs are a key differentiator that set Deloitte apart from a brand perspective. My team and I are constantly developing perspectives to help shape effective sales strategies.

I began leading strategy, vision, innovation, alignment, and journey mapping sessions many years ago and in many different formats, both internal and as an independent consultant. In 2014 I founded The New Exec where I built my own frameworks to drive businesses, brands, and leaders forward. I have advised and coached hundreds of leaders across six continents, and partnered with organizations to craft vision, growth, innovation, culture, and operational strategies.

Please note: As of April 2021 I only offer limited services on select topics by application only. Contact me directly to learn more.

Bringing innovation to coaching

Your Personal Pocket Coach

In 2020 I created “The Growth Stack – Your Personal Pocket Coach,” a card deck that guides leaders through effective coaching conversations.

The concept for the product came about when I began to notice consistent patterns in my work. This, coupled with the rising cost of 1:1 professional development and growing inequity in the field, gave me an idea. I put my innovation skills to use on myself and began to ideate, research, and test a solution to this problem.

The product launched via a crowdfunding campaign in 2021. In less than two weeks we were fully funded and ultimately achieved 135% funding over the 30 day campaign.

The easy-to-use cards make coaching more accessible and enable leaders and managers to coach their teams like a professional coach.

 

Stops along my journey

Early Career

I have always had a fascination with human behavior. I studied Cultural Anthropology and Sociology in undergrad and quickly found an interest in applying these methods to business.

I turned my love of observation and people into a career beginning in marketing. I spent a decade working across TV advertising and integrated mass media campaigns, brand strategy, point-of-sale merchandising, digital, CRM, analytics, lead generation, direct sales support, and more. I also led culture building and remote workforce efforts, and was Adjunct Faculty at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago, teaching nearly 200 students.

Some highlights during my early career include:

  • Direct oversight of a $1 billion work-stream as part of a national financial services acquisition;
  • Founding and leading a global culture organization spanning 3 continents;
  • Leading customer strategy and growth marketing   for an emerging business unit in the US health insurance space.

I am a brand builder and growth driver at heart and draw on this when partnering with organizations and leaders to craft their strategy, vision, and innovation agendas. I am particularly skilled at collaborating on product development, managing challenging conversations, weighing different – at times competing options – and guiding groups to consensus while considering the impacts on their customers, team culture, and stakeholders.

Training & Credentials

 

I hold the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation and the Professional Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential from the Co-Active Training Institute, the oldest in-person coach training school in the world.

I have received IDEO’s Foundations in Design Thinking Certificate and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Cornell University.

I hold a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Virginia.

I am also a student of Vipassana meditation; I have participated in multiple courses in India and the United States and practice on my own and in local groups in Chicago, IL.

 

Read about me and The Growth Stack in Fast Company

I spoke with Fast Company about the importance of open-ended questions and shared six questions leaders can ask to create a shared vision across a team.

 

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